This was the biggest week of the So You Think You Can Dance season so far, as the top 10 dancers split from their original partners and joined up with new ones. And the new partnerships definitely showed all the dancers at their best.
Noelle and Ryan performed Hip-Hop and a Smooth Waltz. Their chemistry was clear as the judges called them a power couple. Both routines captivated the judges. But did they captivate America?
Ashleigh and Legacy began with a fast, abusive Contemporary routine that had the dancers thrown all over the stage. The judges loved their effort and energy. But their second routine, Hip-Hip, was hardly memorable. For once, the judges admitted that the choreographer didn’t give the dancers enough to work with.
Kathryn and Nathan performed a smooth, easy Broadway number that really brought out Nathan’s maturity. Next they performed the Rumba. They danced fairly well for what they were given in the choreography, but the judges didn’t believe their passion.
Ellenore and Jakob began with the dreaded Quick Step. The judges gave them a few tips but thought they were fantastic. But it was their second performance, a spooky Contemporary routine, that stole the show. Nigel, who screamed with joy like Mary Murphy, said they had rewritten the rules when it comes to chemistry.
Mollee and Russell closed the show. First they performed a Lyrical Jazz routine, which showed Mollee’s maturity. And last, they danced a fun and exciting Jive. The judges were so pleased with their chemistry and talent as performers.
For the first time this season, America took the reins and decided which girl and guy would be going home. Noelle, Kathryn, Ryan and Nathan landed in the bottom four, and sadly Noelle and Nathan were sent home.